Be organised and focused on your work, and make sure to revise for all the tests and exams that you'll have. If I'm honest, there wasn't a huge difference between 9 and 10 for me apart from the exams and controlled assessments that counted. And if you ever need any help, everyone on TSR is here! But you'll be fine. Relax over summer, switch off from school, and have a good time. Worry about Year 10 when you're there as there's not really any prepratation you can do apart from the organisation side, e.g. getting equipment etc.
I finished year 11 two months ago so I can tell you my mistakes but don't worry about GCSE's this summer, have fun! Pay attention in class for the next year and a half, try and have best attendance possible, stay motivated, prepare for any controlled assesments, do as much preperation as you can for exams and work hard but play hard too, don't forget to have fun every once in a while and good luck
And every other book you'll be studying, you really won't want to have to during term time, particularly if you have controlled assesments.
Generally I would say read around your subjects, it can make it more interesting and will really improve your understanding and I find that it helps me remember information without revising.
Also, next year, be really careful that you have ALL the notes you should. In year 9 and below, if you miss a lesson you're supposed to catch up, but it's no big deal if you don't. If you don't catch up a GCSE lesson, you may not have vital knowledge that you'll be examined on in year 11.
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That's a list of everything I'm doing or have done... So if you have any questions regarding them, don't hesitate to ask